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Mississippi Race

Mississippi's Race To The Bottom

Slate | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices

The state is failing in almost every imaginable way. The reason why is rooted in its violent and racist past....

Mississippi Gets First Black Major Party Candidate For Governor In Modern Times

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree on Tuesday became the first black candidate in modern times to win major-party nod for Mississi...

Frank Melton, Indicted Mississippi Mayor, Loses Primary And Goes To Hospital

Jackson Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ten minutes after the polls closed tonight, someone found Mayor Frank Melton, 60, in a state of cardiac arrest and called for help at 7:10 p.m. As the...

Sam Stein

GOP Senate Candidate Puts Himself On Dem Ticket

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Senator Roger Wicker is facing the fight of his life for reelection in Mississippi. So what is he doing to ensure another six years in Cong...

Mississippi Primary: Latest News And Polls

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED MARCH 11*** Obama Wins Mississippi Primary: The AP reports on Obama's victory: Barack Obama coasted to victory in Mississippi's Demo...